Origin lets you purchase and play EA games – any time and any place you want. With the in-game overlay, you can browse the web while playing select games.
If a game requires a DRM (digital Rights Management) license, this will be acquired by Origin too.
Enjoy your favorite games from your gaming rig at home or anywhere else you play. It features cloud storage.
Origin streamlines the download process, for quick, easy installation and use.
In terms of functionality, a friends list is present for online play. When you purchase a game, it downloads and installs on your hard-drive, ready for play.
One great feature is the ablity to play streaming demos in your web browser through the GaiKai service, so you can try before you buy.